byVeteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative
During WWII, Harold Hall went from Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Tech (now called Carnegie Mellon University) to flying long-haul Army Air Corps transport planes throughout Alaska, Canada, and the northern United States. It wasn’t exciting duty, Harold recalls, but it was, nonetheless, important to the overall war effort. "We were the Air Force airlines," Harold explains, routinely moving people and cargo wherever it had to go--from Greenland to the Aleutians. The horrible... Topics: veterans, oral history, Pittsburgh, Army Air Corps, WWII, Alaska Air Command, C-47, C-54
byHaas, Michael R.; Baltz, James A.; Erickson, Edwin F.; Quigley, Emmett I.; Scimeca, David C
The airborne infrared echelle spectrometer (AIRES) is a high-resolution grating spectrometer under development as a facility science instrument for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). An echelle is a grating used at a steep angle of incidence relative to the incoming light beam. The spectral resolution of a grating spectrometer is directly proportional to the projected length of its grating along this beam and inversely proportional to the wavelength of light being... Topics: TROPOSPHERE, AIRCRAFT ICING, METEOROLOGICAL PARAMETERS, IN SITU MEASUREMENT, ICE FORMATION,...
This is the official D-Day documentary about the real Band of Brothers, that was known as the Brothers In Arms. The only men in this video, are the men of the 502nd PIR. You can identify them by their helmet markings, which is a white heart. My uncle was a Pathfinder in Company E, 2nd Battalion, of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Division, 101st Air Borne Division You will see him in the video marked as Pfc Chuck Cleaves, with General Eisenhower on the afternoon of 5 June, as Ike addressed the... Topics: D-Day, June 6, WWII, World War II, 101st, 502nd PIR, US Army, France, war, airborne, nazi, Germans,...